What do you keep in-house that you know you should outsource?

by Peter Bestel 6 replies
Are there elements of your business that you refuse to outsource, even though you know it would be more profitable to do so?

I love editing video and being creative with it, but I know a bunch of people that could take it off my hands and save me a heck of a lot of time. At the moment though, I’m keeping hold of it because I enjoy it too much. Outsourcing this task would be more profitable for our business, but I can find myself justifying retaining this job because of the fun aspect.

Do you do anything similar, or am I alone in doing stuff I like even though it might not be in the best interest of my bottom line?


Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    I think I outsource just about everything I can lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
    Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

    [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2]..... I love editing video and being creative with it, but I know a bunch of people that could take it off my hands and save me a heck of a lot of time. At the moment though, I’m keeping hold of it because I enjoy it too much.....
    Hey Peter,

    I do understand what you say. I just thought that the money is good if it is, but it not on all of them. There are things, which the man makes of a pleasure, a delight, and not for the money.

    No, I didn't forget where I am, and I know we are here to make money, but besides to make conversations about things, make friendships and so on....

    Happy editings,

    Sandor
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    • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
      Here's what I outsource...

      1. All back-end admin (customer support, accounting, discrepencies, banking, etc...)

      2. All graphics and most of my site designs including blogs, mini-sites and portals

      3. Sales letter reviews (still write them all myself)

      4. Some product development (certainly transcription, some video editing, some research and some writing)

      Areas where I see further outsourcing opportunities --

      1. Sales letter writing - copywriting, just haven't found someone who gets consistent enough results

      2. Affiliate and JV partner - will branch out in 09' to really ramp up a resource to go find additional partners in my different niches and grow affiliate revenues which are already healthy - but take lots of my time

      3. Additional product development - now that we have a system for outlining infoproducts that is rather brain-dead, we can engage more in-house and freelance assistance to beef up our product development schedule for next year

      Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author Kinley
    Outsourcing is a great tool if you use it wisely.
    You need money for it that you need to invest at the beginning.

    The answer is that I outsource anything I'm not specialize in! And I usually create joint ventures for these things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
    So I'm the only one that forgoes profit for fun!?

    Ah well, so be it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
      Peter

      Isn't fun a profit in itself?

      But I have to spend less time making sites just for fun and not for their money-making ability (orders from 'She Who Must Be Obeyed').

      Martin
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